Record number of New Yorkers going ‘green’
More than 1,400 New York homeowners made energy-saving improvements in January and February with help from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, a record for the two months since the program started a decade ago.
Homeowners installed insulation, programmable thermostats, more-efficient furnaces and hot water tanks and made other changes as a result of energy audits done through NYSERDA’s Home Performance with Energy STAR program.
NYSERDA expects even more interest under the latest incarnation of the program, called Green Jobs/Green NY, which offers free and reduce-priced energy audits and low-cost improvement loans for income-eligible households.
NYSERDA has received 4,141 applications since November. Of those, 3,294 residential customers were approved for free audits and 297 will get reduced-cost audits.
As of the end of February, 420 applications were approved for low-cost financing, totaling about $3.3 million in capital.
Read more in The Business Review.
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